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Humidifier Problem PRS1
01-19-2014, 10:08 PM
Help! I have a Philips-Respironics PR System One Series Machine. Each night I dutifully fill the water chamber for the humidifier, and each morning, the chamber is still full--the humidifier is not working! I have checked both the regular and clinician settings, and everything *seems* to be turned on correctly (humidifier set to 5, etc.). I just got it back from the repair center, and after paying $90, it STILL doesn't work? Can anyone tell me what might be wrong?
01-20-2014, 01:09 AM
(01-19-2014, 10:08 PM)DianaK Wrote: Help! I have a Philips-Respironics PR System One Series Machine. Each night I dutifully fill the water chamber for the humidifier, and each morning, the chamber is still full--the humidifier is not working! I have checked both the regular and clinician settings, and everything *seems* to be turned on correctly (humidifier set to 5, etc.). I just got it back from the repair center, and after paying $90, it STILL doesn't work? Can anyone tell me what might be wrong?Hi Diana, sorry I can't help, I just feel for you. What did the repair guy say? Did he fix anything? Have you phoned him since you have brought it home and told him it is still not working? Maybe he could guide you through the process of it all.
Sorry, really wish I could be of some help for you. Hopefully someone with same machine will see your call for help. Good luck.
PS maybe ring Philips, that's what I would be doing.
01-20-2014, 01:14 AM
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01-20-2014, 01:15 AM
DianaK there should be some troubleshooting info in the book that came with your humidifier. Check there and see if you can find a problem that matches what your humidifier is or isn't doing.
01-20-2014, 02:33 AM
(01-19-2014, 10:08 PM)DianaK Wrote: I have checked both the regular and clinician settings, and everything *seems* to be turned on correctly (humidifier set to 5, etc.).Try classic mode, uses more water but might have to keep an eye for any rainout. If rainut occur , lower the setting a notch and get a hose cover
From the manual:
• Humidifier - This setting allows you to choose the desired humidity setting: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5. If the System One humidity control has been disabled, the classic style of basic temperature controlled heated humidification will be used and the display will show: 0, C1, C2, C3, C4 or C5 for these settings. This will only display if the humidifier is attached
01-20-2014, 06:08 AM
In what way is it not working?
When you press the start button:
Does the humidifier light (the little steam Icon on the left of the knob) come on?
Does the Humidity number beside the knob come on?
Mine has an issue where the humidifier doesn't work after I have transported the machine. I slap it around a bit and it is OK again until my next trip.
01-20-2014, 11:24 PM
Try what Zonk said.
I have the same humidifier and turning off the system one humidification and using manual settings should definitely work.
If it still doesn't work call back your repairman because there is something physically wrong with the unit.
01-21-2014, 11:00 PM
If it's one of the newer System One machines (560, 660) pressing down and holding the control knob for 5 seconds or more should turn on the humidifier pre-heat (for 30 minutes). The humidifier indicator light should come on to confirm it, without the fan running. Wait a few minutes, remove the humidifier reservoir, and see if it's warmed up.
Please let us know the specific model number, and someone more familiar with your model may be able to advise you better.
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